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General News Archive - July 18, 2005

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily pounded Mexico's Caribbean coast on Sunday night and thousands of panicked tourists fled beach resorts or squeezed into shelters to escape its destructive winds and torrential rains.

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily pounded Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts early on Monday, driving many tourists out of their fancy seafront hotels and into shelters to escape its destruction.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Backing the United States in Iraq has put Britain more at risk from terror attacks, an authoritative think tank said on Monday.

By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. on Sunday proposed to buy smaller rival Maytag Corp. for more than $1.3 billion, topping an existing buyout offer for the maker of Hoover vacuums and possibly sparking a bidding war.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip kept up rocket and mortar fire on Israeli targets on Monday despite Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's vow to do his utmost to prevent further attacks.

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily battered Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts on Monday, forcing thousands of tourists out of fancy seafront hotels and into crowded shelters to escape its destruction.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday on Monday, lighting a special torch in his apartheid prison cell as part of a new nationwide drive to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

By Alistair Thomson DAKAR (Reuters) - U.S. and African trade experts and businessmen will try to get more out of a deal which aims to help African nations trade their way out of poverty during a meeting in Senegal's capital which starts on Monday.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - An influential think-tank said on Monday that backing the United States in Iraq put Britain more at risk from terrorist attacks, an accusation forcefully rejected by Prime Minister Tony Blair's government.

By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Maria Masters became a woman in a 1986 sex change operation then experienced a series of life and romantic ups and downs before meeting her mate through matchmaker Dale Bullock.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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